[P6] Problem Sum No. 7: Simon’s and Peter’s Cards...

Simon and Peter had a total of 900 cards. Simon gave 1/5 of his cards to Peter. Peter then gave 1/4 of his cards to Simon. In the end, each of them had the same number of cards. How many cards did Simon have at first? Asked by Dave Tan KX (of North Vista Primary School) Date: 25 Feb 2016 Source: Nan Hua Primary, P6, CA1 2014 In case you haven’t seen it, our No Problem Sums Facebook page...

[P2] Problem Sum No. 3: Mr and Mrs Chan’s Weights

Mr Chan has a mass of 75kg. Mrs Chan weighs 16kg less than Mr Chan. (a) What is the mass of Mrs Chan? (b) What is the total mass of Mr and Mrs Chan? Asked by Mark Heng; taken from his son’s school work Date: 17 May 2013 Source: St. Gabriel’s Primary, P2 Maths questions involving people’s weight, height and age are quite common. Typically, one person will be used as a measurement reference point while each of the...

[P2] Problem Sum No. 2: Children and Sweets

Mrs Lim gave 18 sweets to some children. If each child received 2 sweets, how many children were there? Asked by Mark Heng; taken from his son’s school work Date: 17 May 2013 Source: St. Gabriel’s Primary, P2 Sweets work wonders on children. Just look at the glow on a child’s face when he or she is given some candy. For all the parents reading this, I’m sure it brings back sweet childhood memories as well 😉 Without question,...

[P2] Problem Sum No. 1: People in the Cinema

There are 400 people in a cinema. 100 of them are adults and the rest are children. How many more children than adults are there in the cinema? Asked by Mark Heng; taken from his son’s school work Date: 7 May 2013 Source: St. Gabriel’s Primary, P2 Alright! My No Problem Sums website is now live and I’m rolling out worked examples at a casual pace. It’s gonna take some effort and time to build up a library of...